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The Leader in Me


Willard South Elementary is proud to announce that we will begin the journey of becoming a Leader in Me school starting the 2016-2017 school year.  The Leader in me is based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.  The Leader in Me is the process of taking those habits and integrating them into the school culture to support the students in becoming confident, responsible, and self-disciplined.  We invite families to learn about and incorporate the Habits at home as well as school.  This partnership will ensure the same language is used and integrated into daily routines.

Next week, we will introduce the 7 Habits to students here at school.  In addition, we will be sending home parent letters and resources for you to review with your family. We will also be placing information on our school website for you to access.  Our hope is by creating a common language and expectation both at school and home, each child will have a greater understanding of what these habits are and how they apply to their lives. 

We hope families will enjoy utilizing this powerful tool of the 7 Habits.  These timeless concepts, and the Leader in Me program, are proven and successful for adults and children throughout the world.  We want to support your family in finding the value in the Habits as well.

 Habit 1:  Be Proactive
 Habit 2:  Begin with the End in Mind
 Habit 3:  Put First Things First
 Habit 4:  Think Win-Win
 Habit 5:  Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
 Habit 6:  Synergize
 Habit 7:  Sharpen the Saw